Welcome to the start of the Peaceful Planet Sew Along!
The Said With Love sew alongs are very relaxed… this means that there are no strict requirements, no nasty deadlines and you don’t even have to do the same as everyone else!
Just lots of encouragement and fun and getting to know people around the globe using the same patterns!
I am going to be making a single bed sized quilt with creatures from each of Fancy Forest, Awesome Ocean and Delightful Desert patterns (hence calling it the Peaceful Planet Sew Along as all those creatures are going to exist happily in the one quilt!) but people have started to say they are going to do a couple of cushions, a bag, a cot sized quilt etc.
Start Date: Wednesday 18th October
What: A block a week (well, I am going to be doing more than that as I have a LOT to make!!)
What do you need to do? : take a look at the #peacefulplanetSAL hashtag on Instagram and give some likes and positive comments to other participants. It is lovely when others share our interest and excitement about our makes! And join in our instagram direct message group (just let me know you are joining in the sewalong and I’ll add you to the group). We can chat and encourage and get to know people from around the globe!
When will it finish? : I need to get my quilt done for Xmas, but I think a final finish up early February might be good. We will take a break over Xmas for a few weeks too 🙂
Where can I get the patterns? : I have talked with Janeene from www.fabricpatch.com.au and she has the paper patterns for a good deal. Use the coupon code EHpatternoffer when you check out to get a discount on the three patterns (the delightful desert one is due out any day now!)
What about fabric? : Obviously you can use any fabric you like in our relaxed sewalong, but if you have a need for some more fabric for this or any other project you have going, Janeene has also given me a coupon code of FollowAB10 which works on the following categories of fabrics!
Here are links to each of the weeks for your reference
- Week 1 – 18th October – Fabric and your plan (you are here!)
- Week 2 – 25th October – Pick your favourite block and make it! Always good to start with one you love 🙂
- Week 3 – 1st November – each week will be a block (or more!)
- Week 4 – 8th November
- Week 5 – 15th November
- Week 6 – 22nd November
- Week 7 – 29th November
- Week 8 – 6th December
- Week 9 – 13th December
- Xmas Break
- Week 10 – 17th January
- Week 11 – 24th January
- Week 12 – 31st January
- Week 13 – 7th February – show us your quilt/cushion/bag/table runner etc!
So WEEK 1 – your fabric and your plan.
Which of the patterns are you going to do? The latest one, Delightful Desert is due out here in Australia in early November.
Are you going to join me in a melange of critters in the Peaceful Planet quilt? I am posting in our group message board in Instagram the details of what my layout plan is. Once the latest pattern, Delightful Desert, arrives I will be able to finalise my layout.
Or are you going to do just a few of the blocks or just one of the patterns? Or just a single block and make a cushion or a bag? We would love you to join us no matter what you are planning on 🙂
And which fabrics are you going to be using? (this is always the fun bit!)
I am using Big Sky and a few solids… and a few blue fabrics I found whilst shopping this last weekend
And I found a few more solids hidden away in my stash (insert slight blush here) and I am trialling the dark grey background….. that might change before I start cutting!
Can’t wait to see what everyone’s plan is going to be. Don’t forget the hashtag @peacefulplanetSAL !
So let’s start the fun!